Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fermi Lab

FOR 26 years before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was fired up in 2009 at CERN, Europe’s main particle-physics laboratory, near Geneva, the discipline was dominated by the Tevatron, the pride and joy of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, on the … Continue reading

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CERN Update

ON SEPTEMBER 23rd researchers at CERN, Europe’s main particle-physics laboratory, caused a stir. They suggested that neutrinos—ethereal particles which pervade the universe but rarely interact with anything while they are doing so—can travel faster than light. According to Albert Einstein’s … Continue reading

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3d glasses

Three-dimensional television and the like got a major marketing push nearly two years ago from the consumer electronics and entertainment industries, yet the technology still has major limitations. Whereas glasses-free 3-D on television screens and computer monitors is seen as crucial to … Continue reading

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Antineutrinos

Electron Neutrinos and Antineutrinos The history of a particle that appeared to have no charge and no mass is an interesting one. The electron neutrino (a lepton) was first postulated in 1930 by Wolfgang Pauli to explain why the electrons in beta decay were not … Continue reading

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More on Neutrinos

More on Neutrinos.

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More on Neutrinos

GENEVA – Scientists at the world’s largest physics lab say they have clocked subatomic particles traveling faster than light, a feat that – if true – would break a fundamental pillar of science. The readings have so astounded researchers that … Continue reading

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Hendra Virus

Hendra virus, and the related Nipah virus, have now both been observed in livestock throughout North Eastern Australia and South East Asia which is a big problem as when this zoonotic virus makes the jump into humans it can be … Continue reading

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